Investigation / environment

THE E-WASTE TRAGEDY

about the film

Annually, up to 50 million tons of e-waste – computers, television sets, mobile phones, household appliances – are discarded in the developed world 75% of this waste disappears from the legal recycling circuits and is often dumped illegally in the Third World. This film takes the viewer on a breathtaking journey of investigation to Europe, China, Africa and the US to reveal a toxic trade fuelled by greed and corruption.

‘The E-Waste Tragedy’ shows what happens when you combine insanely great technology, instantaneous obsolescence, and a lot of toxic garbage.

METROACTIVE, US

‘The E-Waste Tragedy’ gives a global perspective of the hazards of e-waste. 

THE DAILY BRUIN, US

d

Golden Award, PRIX ITALIA 2015

Year

2014

Duration

86 min

Editor

Dragomir Bajalica

Music

Laurent Sauvagnac

Producers

Mediapro and Yuzu Productions for ARTE / TVC / TVE / Aljazeera English in collaboration with Lichtpunt / RTS / SVT / TG4 / YLE

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